The Turlock Unified School District is learning to navigate uncharted funding waters precipitated by Governor Jerry Brown's initiative to allocate more money and executive decision to local school districts.
Gavin Dias is a sixth grader with a mature pallet, citing his favorite food as sushi. But his maturity extends beyond his gastronomic appetite as he brings a responsible and accountable influence into his sixth grade classroom at Julien Elementary.
Across the country teachers have felt the pinch of a tight economy as they aim to provide a quality education for their students but often lack the necessary fiscal support. The Turlock Education Foundation is aiming to alleviate this stress by endowing 12 local teachers with a total of over $10,000 this school year.
Middle and high school students from Northern and Central California will descend upon Modesto Junior College (Mary Stuart Hall, 2200 Blue Gum, Modesto) on Saturday for the 3rd Annual VEX Toss Up Robotics Competition. Seventy teams will come together for a non-stop, action packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System. Co-sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto Junior College, the tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Junior high is often a transitional time for students as they become acclimated to heavier workloads and face new challenges, but Renee O'Connor of Dutcher Middle School has been well versed in balancing activities for years.
While the holiday season is typically a time of joy it can also present its own set of stresses, especially for parents and caretakers who have children with special needs returning home for holiday breaks.
Every teacher and coach at each school site in the Turlock Unified School District will often impact thousands of students in their individual careers. It's hard to say exactly how many students were positively impacted in the 37 year-career of Turlock Junior High School's Ardie Feucht, who was recently named Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools.
Geography often brings to mind school lessons on different countries and their locations, but the field also has multiple real-world applications. In order to educate individuals about the benefits of geographic technology the CSU Stanislaus Geography Department and Office of Service Learning organized an event last week to celebrate international GSI, or geographic information systems, Day.
After spending over a year on the California State University, Stanislaus campus as interim president before being appointed to the official position in May, President Joseph Sheley's formal investiture ceremony was held Friday morning in the presence of colleagues, friends, alumni, students, dignitaries, and community members.
Wal-Mart awarded 20 Brown Elementary teachers with a total of $1,000 in gift cards last Friday morning as part of the Wal-Mart Teacher Rewards Program. The program aims to thank teachers for their dedication and sacrifice as well as help them purchase school supplies for their classroom since teachers often buy materials out of their own pocket.